Cornerstone Wellness Center offers metabolic disorder treatments. By definition, metabolism is the breaking down of food into its basic components of proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates (sugars).
At a cellular level, metabolism involves the processing and use of these basic nutrients so our bodies stay energized and alive. A metabolic disorder occurs when these normal processes become disrupted. It is a type of hormonal disorder. While many metabolic disorders are caused by genetics, they also develop during a person’s lifetime. For instance, Type II diabetes falls into that category, and it affects roughly 26 million Americans, according to the U.S. A. Center for Disease Control.